‘Something old, something new’ is a title of a performance presented on 22nd of October 2010 in the Cultural Centre of Puławy ‘Dom Chemika’. It was prepared together by Polish and Dutch youth in the scope of project titled ‘Community of dreams’ (“Wspólnota Marzeń”).
The show was also an occasion for the representatives of the partner towns Nieuwegein and Stendal to hand over symbolic cheques to the voits of communities which suffered in this year’s flood: Janowiec and Wilków. Financial means for the people who suffered in the flood were collected during charity actions organised in both towns.
Show titled ‘Something old, something new’ joins past with future. Due to a magical suitcase accidently found on the street, two young people transfer in time. In visited periods they meet famous artists: Marylin Monroe, Elvis Presley, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and Mickey Mouse...
Anneleen Verbeek is the director of the show. Lindsey Senft and Wojciech Gędek took care of dance preparation of the participants.
The project realised by ‘Dom Chemika’ and Initiative Group Nieuwegein-Puławy gave the youth of the two partner towns a possibility to meet and commonly realise the undertaking of dance and music. The script of the show was prepared by the Dutch youth.
The main aim of youth from both cities during their stay in Puławy (17th-24th of October) was the common work over the performance in English, practicing English and mainly integration and mutual learning of the two different cultures. Between rehearsals and creating the common work, the youth had an occasion to visit the Chemical Technical School where the young people could participate in carrying out chemical experiments. The Dutch visited also the orphanage where they learnt the way the institution is functioning, they met their old friends – participants of the previous edition of the project. Our Dutch friends handed over clothes they brought from Holland for the children living in the orphanage. It is also worthwhile to mention that children from the orphanage in Puławy each time participate in every edition of the project.
An important point of the week-long stay of the Dutch youth in Puławy was an excursion to Lublin and most of all a visit in the Museum of Majdanek.
The project has been realised with financial support of European Commission in the scope of the programme ‘Youth in action’.